I’m amazed by Mrs D’s New iPhone. So what does each do best in my opinion:
|iPhone 3G||Blackberry 8800|
|Weaker enterprise integration||Strong enterprise integration|
|Amazing user interface||Average user interface|
|Weaker typing experience||Strong keyboard experience|
|Applications (see below)||Applications (see below)|
Things I haven’t yet tried on the iPhone:
- Using it as a speakerphone
- Seeing how it copes with phone calls during media playing
This is one area where RIM could enhance the experience. Apples application store is a superb user interface and is the model of simplicity for users to download applications direct to the device. Some will no doubt express concerns that all apps must go through apple and they can vet applications so I’d suggest to RIM support both models, a smooth application delivery mechanism they control and direct installations.
The Apply multitouch display is the future, not too sure the keyboard is there yet on those screens but all in all if someone gave me the choice in the enterprise tomorrow …. I’d go for the iPhone.